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reimpose

Syllabification: re·im·pose
Pronunciation: /ˌrēimˈpōz
 
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Definition of reimpose in English:

verb

[with object]
Impose (something, especially a law or regulation) again after a lapse.
Example sentences
  • It was on 1 September 1977 that South Africa reimposed direct rule over the enclave and reasserted its claim to sovereignty based on the original annexation.
  • In a brilliant chapter he shows how Roger reimposed English rule on Ireland in the wake of the Bruce invasion in 1315.
  • In 1954, after the French had failed to reimpose their rule on Vietnam, delegates to the Geneva Conference agreed that elections would be held in all three of the countries of Indochina.

Derivatives

reimposition

1
Pronunciation: /ˌrēimpəˈziSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Indonesia imported significantly less rice and sugar in 2000 following the reimposition of import duties on the two commodities at the start of the year.
  • She undertook to inform the authorities if she wished to travel outside the capital - the issue that provoked the reimposition of her house arrest in 2000.
  • The obvious implication is that the reimposition of capital controls will, to a certain extent, hurt financial capital interests.

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